Masters Swim Team

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El Cerrito Aquatic Masters

El Cerrito Aquatic Masters (ECAM) is for adults ages 19+ interested in swimming competitively or just getting in shape. Coached workouts focus on endurance, techniques and overall fitness. Competitive swimming is not required. Talk to the coach regarding minimum swimming ability. See current schedule for practice days and times.

Swimmers participating in ECAMS must register with United States Masters Swimming (USMS).


The Swim Center will be open with no reservations, pricing based on the 2021/2022 Master Fee Schedule, with no reduced capacity limits. No reservations needed, so drop in at the time you would like to swim!

If you had a Monthly Pass last year that expired during the pandemic, we will be offering credits for those passes. The credits will be based on a percentage of how long the pass had until it expired after we shut down on March 13, 2020. Please email recreation@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us if you would like this credit for your previous pass. Please keep in mind that Punch Passes do not expire, so you can use those beginning July 18th.

WE'RE HIRING!

Interested in Lifeguarding or teaching Swim Lessons? We're hiring! El Cerrito Swim Center offers flexible hours at a great facility with fun staff. While the American Red Cross Lifeguarding Certification is required of the job, it is not required to interview! Training will be provided once applicant is offered a position. Must be 15 years of age or older to apply. Apply online now!

NEW! ANNUAL PASS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE!

Annual Pass is broken into 12 monthly payments, auto-debited on the 1st of the month. There are some great benefits to purchasing the Annual Pass:

  • No longer worry about when to buy a new pass! With auto-debited payments, your pass is automatically renewed the first of the month.
  • Receive a 5% discount from the 30-Day Pass each month.
  • Price includes no usage on Holidays and a two week break for repairs or maintenance. Currently this break is not scheduled, if we do not schedule it you get two weeks of free swims!
  • Can't purchase it on 9/1? No problem! The Annual Pass is prorated, so you can purchase it any time and only pay for the remainder of that month.
  • Purchasing the Annual Pass on 8/30 or 8/31? Pay nothing at check out! You will be auto-debited on 9/1 when the pass goes into effect.
  • Check-in at the Swim Window just like you would with any other pass - give your pass number or your last name.

There is a $22 cancellation fee if you cancel before the year is over on 8/31/22.

PURCHASE THE ANNUAL PASS ONLINE HERE AND CLICK ON "SWIM CENTER PASSES"


Dates/Times

Monday*-Friday
6am-7am
7am-8am
Saturdays
8am-9:30am

*Yard maintenance takes place every Monday from 7:30am-9am

Fees

Purchase passes here!

Drop-In: $12

30-Day Masters Pass: $93 Res, $116 Non-Res

***Masters Swim Annual Pass (monthly payments): $88 Res, $109 Non-Res

30-Day Masters Plus Fitness Pass: $133 Res, $166 Non-Res

***Masters Plus Fitness Annual Pass (monthly payments): $125 Res, $155 Non-Res

15% Senior Discount automatically given for swimmers over 60 years old (not applicable for drop-in) 

***Annual Pass is divided into 12 equal payments that are automatically billed on the first of the month. Registering for the Annual Pass gives a 5% discount compared to the 30-Day Pass price. Payments are not based on the number of days in each month, they represent the price of the entire year from 9/1/21 to 8/31/22 divided by 12, which includes no usage on holidays and a two-week maintenance break (currently  not scheduled, but price is adjusted for this just in case). If you register for the annual pass after 9/1/21, the first month's price will be prorated accordingly. Cancelling the annual pass will result in a $22 cancellation fee.


Please note:

High-Use Facility: This is a high-use facility with multiple programs happening at a time. During your reservation time, other programs may be occurring that have loud music or amplified sound.

Verification of Residency: Proof of household address may be requested at any time to verify residency. This may be in the form of a utility bill or rental lease.

Masters will be CLOSED on City Holidays: